There is a full set of club runs this weekend and full description of club rides can be found on the Bath CC website.
Ride leaders would like to remind everyone that:
There are other rides that happen during the week. The longer slower day rides are organised by the Tuesday social group. Subscribe to [email protected] by sending an email to [email protected] to keep up with details.
Bath CC surpass last years total of 137 points. Dan Taylor moves up the leaderboard.
1 Gary Sheppard 46
2 Leon Boulton 26
3 David Stoyle 19
4 Daniel Taylor 16
5 Simon Martin 15
6 Jeremy Ash 7
7 Joel Bragg 7
8 Ruan Bester 3
9 Peter Phillips 3
10 Darren Edwards 1
11 Simon Ker 1
David Stoyle at a wet Castle Combe on 29th May.
Ruan Bester, Peter Phillips, and Gary Sheppard took part in the Scorpion Stage race at Ilton on Saturday.
Stage 1 – Circuit race
Stage 2 – Criterium
Stage 3 – Individual time trial
Gary picked up a 5th and 6th in the first two stages and 14th in the TT to finish 16tth overall. Not sure how that works, An event to target next year but with better tactics.
The Bath train was back in action in much improved conditions on Thursday evening. Gary on lead out duty, delivered leon Bolton to the front of the field, ready to unleash his power, when his foot came out of his cleat……. Dan gobbled up 7th place and Ru just out of the points. The team retired to the Hare and Hounds for a beer and to look forward to Odd Down next Tuesday.
Black Rat Bristol Sportive 3 Bath riders in the top 14. Hargreaves 5th, Mario Pavan 6th and Graham Wade 14th in the 100 mile event. Mark Wadey suffered a puncture and there was another Bath Rider but I cant remember his name
Simon Oddy off to the Milan San Remo Sportive to ride on Sunday 8th.
Jonathon Corp and Mario Pavin doing the 140 mile.
Delayed to the 13th July. Jonathon Corp entered.
Bike Bath is weekend of 28th/29th June, there are 30/ 60 & 100 mile routes on both days. Although the routes might be well known to some of you, it is very well organised event with some great food stops. Also its a great opportunity to promote the club, meet new riders and support local events. Bath CC will receive £5 for every person entered. http://www.bikebath.co.uk/home
If you would like to share your planned Audaxes/sportives with other club members, please drop me a line and I will include a list of sportives in which Bath CC members are riding
Following the successful club trip in 2012 to Claviers, Howard Burton and Stella Dixon would be delighted to host a second trip to Claviers for riders and partners. Claviers is some 50 miles west of Nice in the Var department and is part of Provence. There is great riding with quiet roads and stunning scenery. Accommodation can be either in chambres d’hôte (B&B), apartments or houses in or near Claviers. Easyjet fly a daily morning return flight to Nice from Bristol. Howard and Stella can arrange pickup from Nice. The proposed dates are Monday 15th to Monday 22nd September 2014. For further information please contact Howard [email protected]
Darren has confirmed the booking for 3 sessions (unfortunately there wasn’t a suitable time for 1 of the other sessions) and these are:
Darren is giving his time for free, the cost of the sessions will be £3 to contribute to the circuit hire costs. Any shortfall will be met by the club.
The sessions will be open to Bath CC members first but also their guests, with Bath CC members probably getting a reduced price as an added incentive for the guests to join up! I’m thinking of concentrating on group riding skills, so something along the lines of:
- week 1 – helmet/clothing/bike safety check, gear selection, riding in pairs
- week 2 – pedalling, following/leading other riders, changing position in a group
- week 3 – cycling in contact, riding surrounded by other riders
Don’t worry if these sound too scary or too easy, they’re all about building confidence and skills. I’ve given sessions like these to 8-15 year old riders and they’ve improved massively over just a few weeks. If these session ideas don’t sound suitable, then let me know what you want and I’ll change them to suit. Can you please circulate this email, and get any interested riders to email me on: [email protected]
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